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Dinghy Regatta - Sunday 23rd August 2020

Following the success of their "Back to Sailing" Regatta,  Bray SC has announced details of the club's annual Dinghy Regatta, which will be held on Sunday 23rd August. 

With continuing COVID-19 restrictions in place, a number of changes to the normal format will apply:

  • No race office - online registration only.
  • The official noticeboard will be a WhatsApp group, which competitors will be invited to join. 
  • No paper documentation.
  • No sign in/sign out sheets - each competitor's trailer/trolley must be clearly labelled with their name and sail number and left on the beach or at the top of the slipway for counting.
  • Extremely limited changing room access and no showers unless in the case of an emergency.
  • No bar facilities, and no access to the clubhouse or kitchen.
  • Catering will be limited to a light snack outdoors immediately after sailing.

Club boats will be available for fully paid up members to use on a first come, first served basis and on payment of a refundable deposit of €50 per boat. Members will be responsible for repairing any damage and the club seeks the right to seek an additional contribution in the event of damage.  Boats may be booked on EasyPayments.   

 The Notice of Race may be downloaded HERE.

Sailing Instructions will be sent by email after registration     

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Contact Tracing procedures

The Club is required to maintain attendance and participation records for contact tracing purposes and an electronic method (rather than pen and paper) is advised.

We have set up a “BSC club contacts” WhatsApp group and we are asking all members who attend the club for any reason (sailing, social event, workparty, meeting, etc.) to register on this WhatsApp group using the link below.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/GyoIUXZ1LVMHvJUjWD1GiU

We recommend you mute notifications on this group permanently.

How will this work?

Each Skipper (cruiser/dinghy and safety boat) intending to race at the club must send a message with the names of crew members to the group. 

A short message like “Saturday Racing, Flying Fish, Patrick Murphy, Mick Wallace” or “Boat Pen  Saturday afternoon, Ben Dunne” will suffice.

Other members attending the club for a meeting, workparty, social event, etc. must also register their attendance, together with any family members with them.  

The Sailing Secretary Paddy Lombard will create a spreadsheet of attendance which will be shared with the health authorities only in the event of a Covid-19 infection. We also encourage all members to download the HSE COVID-19 contact tracing app.

Who must send notificiation messages:

There are some recurring groups such as Skill Build, Junior Training, and the Coffee Mornings – they are either constant or we have already attendance records. If you are taking part in these activities you do not have to send a message.

For any other activities where you are at the club for more than 15 minutes you must send a message (can be one message per crew/group) with all the names to the WhatsApp group.

As a Club we are required and expected to keep proper tracking records – so please help us to full fill this requirement.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

"Back to Sailing" Dinghy Regatta - Saturday 25th July 2020

"Back to Sailing" Dinghy Regatta - Saturday 25th July 2020

Following the easing of restrictions, Bray Sailing Club are delighted to announce their first event of 2020. The "Back to Sailing" dinghy regatta will take place on Saturday 25th July 2020 and is open to all club members with their own boats with a PY of less than 1300. Club boats will not be available for use at this event. 

The Notice of Race is attached HERE and registration is now open via the "Payments" link on the club website.  

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Return to Sailing

Bray SC launches details of "Return to Sailing" plan - click the heading above to read full article

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Junior Committee 2020

JUNIOR COMMITTEE 2020 - APPLY NOW!

While we are under no illusion of the current situation with regards to Covid-19, we are continuing to work on a number of eventualities so we can get something out of the 2020 season. One thing we want to make sure of is that we are ready to go whenever it is safe to do so!

With this in mind, we are now seeking applications for our Junior Committee 2020.

Being part of the Junior Committee is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience what it is like to represent your fellow Junior members and to provide a voice for your peers. We want to continue to build on the fantastic success of our Junior Committee from 2019 who, among other things, achieved the following:
  • Leading our Turn the Tide on Plastics campaign which resulted in Bray Sailing Club being presented with the Youth Group Award at the Wicklow Tidy Towns Awards ceremony and the Irish Sailing Sustainability Award at the annual Irish Sailing Awards
  • The idea for Out of Season Pico Club activities which have been an overwhelming success
  • Presentation to the former Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District Council, Steven Matthews TD.

Application forms can be found by following the link below. Please email your completed application to training@braysailingclub.ie by 5pm on Friday 17th April 2020. Members of the 2019 Junior Committee are more than welcome to reapply this season.

In the meantime, we hope you all stay safe, stay at home, keep washing your hands and adhere to all other measures brought in by the government to tackle this problem. If we all play our part now, we should be able to enjoy another fantastic summer on the water!

 

The Documents can be found here:

Junior Committee Application Form 2020.pdf

Junior Committee Application Form 2020.docx

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Assistant Instructors for 2020

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS 2020 - APPLY NOW!

While we are under no illusion of the current situation with regards to Covid-19, we are continuing to work on a number of eventualities so we can get something out of the 2020 season. One thing we want to make sure of is that we are ready to go whenever it is safe to do so!

With this in mind, we are now seeking applications for Assistant Instructors 2020. 

Becoming an Assistant Instructor is usually the first step along your journey to becoming an Instructor. It is a great way to spend your summers with your friends learning and enhancing your technical sailing skills as well as your teaching skills.

In order to become an Assistant Instructor you must:
  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Hold a level 4 certificate (we are happy to accept applications from those who have just entered level 4 also)
  • If 16 years or over; Required to have Garda Vetting through Irish Sailing
  • If 16 years or over; Required to complete Tusla's Children First eLearning programme
Application forms can be found by following the link below. Please email your completed application to training@braysailingclub.ie by 5pm on Friday 17th April 2020.

Please note, we are unlikely to be in touch to confirm what weeks you have been assigned until we have a clearer overview of what is going to happen this summer.

In the meantime, we hope you all stay safe, stay at home, keep washing your hands and adhere to all other measures brought in by the government to tackle this problem. If we all play our part now, we should be able to enjoy another fantastic summer on the water!

The Document can be found here:

 

Assistant Instructor Application Form 2020.pdf

 

Assistant Instructor Application Form 2020.docx

Monday, March 30, 2020

We're hiring!

Would you like to work in one of the most successful training centres in the country, and the winner of the Volvo Irish Sailing Training Centre of the Year award in 2018?  If so, read on.....

Bray Sailing Club  today announced the start of their recruitment campaign for the 2020 summer season. We are again planning to run a busy ten week Junior Training programme covering all aspects of Irish Sailing's Small Boat Sailing Scheme, and are now seeking applications from suitably qualified instructors.

Successful applicants will be fully qualified before the programme starts (we welcome applications from those who have not yet qualified but expect to do so by June 2020) . You will be enthusiastic, and you  will demonstrate signs of natural leadership. We expect our instructors to act as role models to over 150 juniors and to instil a love for getting wet, having fun, and supporting their friends, all in a safe, welcoming, fun, and inclusive environment.

As well as being involved in our Junior Training programme, there will also be opportunities to join our inclusion training and to join the instructor team looking after new adult members.  

The application form may be downloaded HERE and you will find some details of how we go about selecting the successful candidates HERE

Please note that the latest date for receipt of applications is 5th January 2020. You may return your application form by email, post, or hand deliver it to the club. Interviews will be held on Saturday 25th January 2020.     

Monday, December 9, 2019

Bray SC Cruiser & Keelboat Regatta - Saturday 17th August 2019

Details of this year's Cruiser & Keelboat Regatta have been announced and may be found below. Entries may be made by clicking on the "Payments" button on the club's website.

NOTICE OF RACE

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

CHARTLET SHOWING POSITIONS OF FIXED MARKS 

ENTRY FORM (not required if registering online)

  

Friday, August 9, 2019

Women at the Helm event 2019 in Dun Laoghaire

Have you registered yet for the inaugural Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta ?

Around the country, women have been racing against each other for decades but this is the first time a regatta will be held at a national level, and the first time that clubs will compete against each other. The Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta is an opportunity for women to set a new goal for themselves or to simply enjoy the fun of sailing together and encourage a move from shore to boat, crew to helm or club to regional event. Female helms currently stand out from the crowd, let’s change that and encourage women to take the helm.

All welcome

We aim to include all skill levels and interests with PY Dinghy Racing and ECHO Handicap Keelboat Racing, encourage teenage participation at a time when many young sailors are dropping out of sport, put on some non-racing options through the Cruising Association of Ireland (CAI), whilst all the while keeping a close eye on our environmental impact.

The event is open to all sailors aged 16+ and on into the 60+ ‘Silver Sailors’. All must have a woman as helm. Men are very welcome, but crew must be at least 50% female (including helm).

In addition, we have a goal of 50% female race officials and organisers. So if you’re not so sure about competing but would like to get involved with the race officials then please get in touch to talk about training opportunities.

Prizes

Among the prizes is the newly created Irish Sailing Perpetual Club Team Prize, the only Irish Sailing official interclub award, which is open to all members of Irish Sailing Affiliated Clubs that enter a team of three or more boats of any mix of class.

 

Being environmentally aware

As part of Irish Sailing’s Sustainability drive the event is registered with Sailors for the Sea Club Regattas and will follow strict eco-friendly guidelines with eco signs, no unnecessary printing, no single use plastic, easily acc

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Pico Club 2019 Information

Pico Club 2019 Information

Hi all,

I hope you're all keeping well and looking forward to the sailing season kicking off as much as I am! This message serves to provide information for the upcoming season of Pico Club, and in particular Pico Club Race Coaching. 

Just a gentle reminder, to participate in Pico Club, you must be a fully paid up club member! If you haven't renewed your membership yet, make sure to do so before next week. Details on how to do this can be found onwww.braysailingclub.ie in the membership section. Any questions, send me a message or email!

Pico Club
Regular Pico Club will run as normal for the coming season, with 20 sessions scheduled from May through to the end of September. Please make sure to arrive down an hour before the advertised time to get rigged and changed!

Pico Club Race Coaching
Last year, we brought in Race Coaching for our older, more advanced sailors and it seemed to work well. This year, we'd like to take it a step further and assign each week of Pico Club to a particular racing topic or skill, while also introducing the Pico Club Race Series.

There are 5 race days as part of the Pico Club Race Series. On these days, Juniors will come down as normal for Pico Club, but instead of a session on an aspect of racing, there will be races taking place that count towards an overall series. These races will not impact regular Pico Club, which will continue as normal.

After each race day, we will have a BBQ in the clubhouse for racers and regular Pico Club sailors, which parents and other family members are welcome to attend. There will be prizes issued for that day of racing. 

At the end of the season, results from all of the races will be pooled together to have an overall winner of the Pico Club Race Series.
The dates for the Pico Club Race Series are as follows:
 - Sunday 26th May (FG 1600)
 - Sunday 23rd June (FG 1430)
 - Sunday 21st July (FG 1330)
 - Sunday 18th August (FG 1200)
 - Sunday 15th September (FG 1100)

If you cannot make some days, do not worry! There will be prizes issued at the end of each race day and there will be discards too - so you could still be in with a chance of winning the overall prize!
Sunday, April 28, 2019
National Training Centre of the Year 2018 !

National Training Centre of the Year 2018 !

Some video from the event and photos from the well deserved celebrations !

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Few Santa's spotted sailing in Bray

Few Santa's spotted sailing in Bray

December 22 Fun Sail

Attached some shots from yesterday's Fun Sail - many thanks to Anne-Marie, Ed, Kevin and Larry for the photo's and to Liz and Frances for catering and Martin and Tom and Ian and Ed on rescue - and to all sailors for turning up in numbers and bringing great food for the occasion.

 

Ten boats on the water.

 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Job vacancies announced for Summer 2019

Job vacancies announced for Summer 2019

Bray Sailing Club is seeking applications from suitably qualified sailing instructors for the Summer of 2019. Please download and complete the booking form, which may be found HERE, and return it by email or post no later than Sunday  6th January, 2019.    

Monday, December 17, 2018

Winter Series 2019 January to March

Winter Series dates for first 3 months

Please click on the PDF of interest - January up to March 2019.

diary_2019_01.pdf

diary_2019_02.pdf

diary_2019_03.pdf

 

 

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Helmsman's Championships to be revived in 2018

After a gap of 15 years, the Junior and Senior Helmsman's Championships are being revived in Bray SC this year. An invited group of six sailors will contest each event, with the Junior event scheduled for 1300hrs on Saturday 13th October, and the Senior event starting at 1345hrs the following day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Change to schedule of races - Saturday 22nd September 2018

Change to schedule of races - Saturday 22nd September 2018

Amendments to race originally scheduled as follows:
Saturday 22 September 2018
12:45 Cruiser race: Long distance
This race now has a revised first gun at 9:00.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Keelboat Regatta Saturday 11th August

Bray Sailing Club's annual Keelboat Regatta will be held on Saturday 11th August. Please find race documents below:

Notice of Race

 Sailing Instructions

Entry Form

Chartlet showing fixed marks

Friday, August 3, 2018

Change to Schedule of races

In accordance with SI 3.2 and 3.3, notice is hereby given that, foillowing the postponement of the Keelboat regatta scheduled for Saturday 14th July, the schedule of races is hereby amended to include a Saturday series race with warning signal to be at 1130hrs on Saturday 14th July. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Bray Municipal District Agrees Plan for Rejuvenating Bray Harbour

Bray Municipal District Agrees Plan for Rejuvenating Bray Harbour

At its meeting on 10th April 2018 Bray Municipal District  agreed a plan and to provide funding for the rejuvenation of Bray Harbour on foot of a proposal made by The Bray Harbour Joint Development Committee.

The proposal involves providing protection of the harbour from East/Northeast by restoring the south harbour wall to approximately where it was before the collapse of the pier end and Lighthouse in 1957, training and deepening the river to provide a deep water channel navigable at all stages of the tide and restoring the overall depth of the harbour to 3 hours either side of HW

This will enable the provision of a deep water berth for visiting coastal cruise ships carrying up to 200 passengers , deep water pontoons in the river channel for local harbour users, visitors and marine leisure commercial providers. It will also provide for an increased number of safe revenue generating moorings.

The provision of pontoons will mean that local people and visitors wishing to take to the water will now have easy inexpensive  access to marine leisure activities at all stages of the tide.

This development , especially the pontoons, will give impetus to significant opportunities in the growing marine leisure commercial activity generating both increased spend and job numbers in the local economy.

For existing harbour users it will mean safe moorings navigable for longer and the possibility of being able to use boats all year.

There are very significant economic benefits to the local economy in terms of visitor spend, direct earnings from visitor mooring fees and increase in number of moorings available for letting.

The proposal also envisages the creation of an urban space in the southwestern corner of the harbour. This has the benefit of not only creating additional amenity for local people and visitors but also provides a cost effective environmentally friendly means of dealing with the surplus sand to be removed from the harbour floor.

The Bray Harbour Joint Development Committee  is made up of members of the Bray Harbour Action Group (representing harbour users) and four representatives from Wicklow County Council. The committee acknowledges the support of Wicklow Chief executive, Councillors and officials in achieving this positive outcome for Bray

The likely cost of the project is estimated at circa €1million

This development will not only transform the harbour area but it also has the potential to make Bray an attractive Harbour Town providing additional amenities for local people and attracting visitors by land and  sea.

Friday, April 13, 2018
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